FIFA extends bans to 58 in Chinese fixing cases

FIFA has given worldwide bans to 58 football players and
officials found guilty in Chinese match-fixing cases.

FIFA says it expelled 33 people from world football for life and
25 others will serve five-year bans for involvement in ”domestic
match-fixing and bribery.”

All those banned were previously sanctioned by the Chinese
Football Association.

Life bans were imposed on referee Lu Jun, who officiated two
2002 World Cup group-stage matches, and four former Chinese
internationals: Shen Si, Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming.

FIFA says the sanctions follow investigations and trials
conducted by law enforcement and football authorities from
2010-12.

FIFA says the fixed matches were played ”in the 1990s and early
2000s.”